Art poetica

(To emerging poets) ………..

Did not hear about Quintus Horace?
Who descended the laws to VERSE in grace:
On unity, invention and imitation,
and what is the art of pure characterisation.

Though he was a rational in form and style
but honored all the ‘Aesthetic considerations’.
In spirit he was purely a Roman, but he
ignited the passion for Art and sensations.

To him, for poet’s security
he must attain brevity and adieu
obscurity and blind imitation,
not to spoil his fancies and romantic pulsations.

If you want to be a man of Art and Letter,
then compose well or don’t rhyme either;
And if you’re ignorant to the words decorum and form
then respect Horace and absorb Horace meter.



Author: xelam

The best contemporary poetry”, wrote TS Eliot, “can give us a feeling of excitement and a sense of fulfilment different from any sentiment aroused even by very much greater poetry of a past age. The twentieth-century poetry—its continuities and transformations—with an emphasis on how new poets have dealt with and radically changed poetic tradition. Modern poets have built upon and reacted to the profound legacy of Romanticism (both British and American)—its theories of the imagination, its conception of the poets role in art and society, its complicated struggle with the question of how mind, world and language interact, and its exploration of the status of art, especially textual art, in the world. Twentieth-century poets have grappled with how to make it new, This effort has entailed an even greater self-awareness about and thematization of the interplay between poetry and the world, and an acute self-consciousness about what Wallace Stevens calls the world of words we live in. Modem poetry (along with the fiction is marked by a constant struggle with the paradoxes of living in, with and through words. ( Quoted ) because Un INTELLECTUAL dice una cosa simple de una manera dura. Un ARTISTA dice una cosa difícil de una manera sencilla ... xelam kan

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